The Periodic Table of Thrones

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July 18 2013 1:28 PM

The Periodic Table of Thrones (BOOK SPOILERS)

Delightfully geeky chart shows Game of Thrones characters like elements.

Update, July 19, 1 p.m.: We informed the chart's author of the errors and received an updated chart with fixes, which is now shown below.

WARNING: This chart contains SPOILERS for the five Game of Thrones novels.

A new chart allows geeks to showcase their appreciation for chemistry and unhealthy obsession with Game of Thrones at the same time. The chart, organized in the style of the periodic table, shows the major Song of Ice and Fire characters as elements and groups them by house (or, rather, the houses to which they were originally aligned). It also marks which characters have survived against all odds through all five existing books, which have died by the sword (or crossbow, or headman’s axe, or poison), and which whose fate is still ambiguous or debated. The chart is sold on Etsy by South Carolina–based artist Christian Petersen and is reproduced here in full with his permission.

Correction, July 19, 2013: The original version of this chart contained the following errors: Lysa Tully, Pycelle, Maestar Ameon, and Amory Lorch were marked as "surviving." They're dead. Benjen Star was marked as "deceased." His fate is unknown. Theon Greyjoy and Jeyne Westerling were marked as "deceased." They are alive. Aeron Greyjoy and Jaime Lannister were marked "unknown." They are alive. Stannis Baratheon was marked "alive." His fate is unknown as of Dance With Dragons. The numberings for some characters were off, and Lysa Tully or Lysa Arryn was listed twice.